My preferred browser is Opera 12. Lately I have had problems sometimes logging into Geekzone that have something to do with security certificates. I downloaded K-Meleon as an alternate browser just to use with Geekzone. This seems to solve the problem.
Today Opera insisted that Geekzone did not exist at all, even though I was only using HTTP. This is new. I have learned a few things recently so I wondered if the issue could be my DNS server. I tried nslookup to obtain the Geekzone IP address and then tried to use that, but I got a message from Cloudflare that direct access to the site isn’t allowed. So then I tried K-Meleon again and it worked fine. So I tried Opera again and it still insisted that Geekzone didn’t exist. So I carried on with K-Meleon for awhile and then tried Opera once more and everything worked fine and it has ever since. I am using Opera now.
So what is actually happening here? I know my Opera is hopelessly outdated but I have tried modern browsers and I just don’t like any of them. Apart from that, I would like to better understand the nature of the issues I am having with Geekzone, especially since I don’t seem to have them with any other site. I suspect this has something to do with Cloudflare but I don’t really understand it. Can anyone explain to me what all this means?